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From Boise, Idaho

It's IdahoBert signing off

(well, not really)

Greetings my friends!

I posted my first game thread on August 11, 2004 because no one else had yet done it.

Well, that's what I thought until I checked and saw that it was a Wednesday game and

that there was plenty of time for someone else to do it. I guess the truth is that I just

wanted the attention. Since then I have posted roughly 1021 game threads I and think

I have just about got all the attention I can handle. I have always enjoyed the creative

expression the game thread afforded me and providing fellow fans a place to hang out

and follow the Tigers in real time with others. I have recently started a new job that has

the potential to make me very happy and I know I just can't put as much energy into it

as I have in the past. Really, all you need is a headline and you can discuss the game.

I don't really want to go to the trouble of naming or soliciting an heir apparent. I don't

think that it is necessary. It's up to you to decide. Maybe people could volunteer to do it

for a month or so, or a couple weeks? It's up to you to decide. You are grownups.

I would also like to thank JayVee and tigerbomb13 for the time they spent doing game

threads, and especially Yoda who was at the helm on when we lost our dear brother Brian.

I will always remember the grace and dignity with which Yoda handled this tragedy.

I love you people. Rock on! A new season will soon be upon us! I will still be here enough

to ban a few of you who get out of line, so don't bemoan my passing. I'm not dead yet.

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Congrats on finally landing that gig at Hooters. Ironically, I just went from working about 60 hours a week to 35ish. You're supposed to work less when you get older!! I do wish you the best though! Your threads will be dearly missed.

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Bert will always be a brother at the far beautiful end of the country. I have felt close to a few folks here over the years and they know who they are. Bert is right there at the top of the list. You will continue to contribute beyond the norm I'm sure regardless of the game thread poster. Many, many thanks my friend.

You don't wear those Hooter's shorts do you?

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Heh. I'm actually considering taking it back up again. I miss having to dig through tons of photos each week. But half the board probably has me on ignore. :cheeky:

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Thankyou for all the GDT's Bert! Will you be like a former SNL personality and show up occasionally garnering all the cheers?

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Good work Bert.

What is the new gig?

I nominate Yoda. Half the board has you on ignore, yes, but that's the half that shouldn't be posting in GDTs anyhow.

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Many thanks for the game threads, Bert. I don't participate in them much, but it's a comfort knowing they're there.

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Congrats on the new job, Bert!

I had a lot of fun doing it back in 2009, but I can vouch for how time consuming it was day in, day out.

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Thanks everyone for the kind words. I really do appreciate it. Thanks Roger, too, I feel the same way about you.

Heh. I'm actually considering taking it back up again. I miss having to dig through tons of photos each week. But half the board probably has me on ignore. :cheeky:

If Yoda wants it he can have it. I trust him to honor the tradition and to serve the board. It's a labor of love.

Good work Bert.

What is the new gig?

I nominate Yoda. Half the board has you on ignore, yes, but that's the half that shouldn't be posting in GDTs anyhow.

I am at Whole Foods, starting out at the bottom late in life with the prospect of moving up quickly (I hope).
Thanks for all of the awesome pictures over the years.
Finding the pix was the most fun part of it. Thanks very much.

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Whoa.. you had me worried for a sec. We had something similar to this on our Tigers e-mail list and the person I believe it was Paul Colbert had terminal cancer. He ultimately passed away during the season right before the Allstar break a couple seasons ago. Glad you are A-OK Bert!

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Whoa.. you had me worried for a sec. We had something similar to this on our Tigers e-mail list and the person I believe it was Paul Colbert had terminal cancer. He ultimately passed away during the season right before the Allstar break a couple seasons ago. Glad you are A-OK Bert!
Thanks. I am fine, and you yourself did quite a few game threads before I was here, as I recall.

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If Yoda wants it he can have it. I trust him to honor the tradition and to serve the board. It's a labor of love.

Then I'd be happy to do it! It'll just give me something else to look forward to!

Finding the pix was the most fun part of it. Thanks very much.

It really is!

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Sorry to see you leave Bert, I haven't been here as long as other people but I've appreciated your threads for the 3 seasons I've been here. I've been to other GDT at other forums and none compare to yours. Good luck in everything you do. If somebody could follow in Berts steps I think Yoda could, so I'd second the nomination for him.

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Bert, you have done great work on the game threads for years. Your photos and sayings in the opening posts never failed to entertain. I am glad you have found a new job that you like though.

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I got to do the game threads for the '07 and '08 seasons (http://www.motownsports.com/forums/tigers-game-threads/60557-5-25-08-minnesota-twins-perkins-detroit-tigers-verlander-1-05-a.html) and am anxious to get back to work! Bert is a tough act to follow but I'll try my best!

So Bert, you know this means you'll have more time to participate in game threads. :glasses:

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